Figures 1-9. The Diamond.
1. Diamond - a simple regular Octahedron
2. The pyramidal Octahedron
3. The pyramidal Tetrahedron
4. The double pyramidal Tetrahedron
5. The Star of the South
6. The Regent or Pitt diamond
7. The Saucy
8. Diamond at the top of the Russian scepter
9. The Koh-i-nor or Mountain of Light
Figures 10-16. Corundum, or Corundite (Sapphire and Ruby).
10. An ordinary rhombohedron
11. The same [Ordinary Rhombohedron]
12. The six-sided double pyramid
13. The common Corundum
14. The same
15. The Ruby or precious red Corundum
16. Sapphire or blue Corundum
Figures 17-21. Chrysoberyl.
17. Right rhomboidal prism
18. The same
19. Siberian crystal
20. The same
21. Polished Chrysoberyl
Figures 22-23. Spinel.
Figures 24-27. Zircon-Hyacinth.
24. Brown Zircon
25. The same [Brown Zircon]
26. The same [Brown Zircon]
Figures 28-33. Beryl and Emerald.
30. Sea-green Beryl or aquamarine
This hand-colored plate is part of the first edition English translation of the German Das Mineralreich in Bildern. The publication consists of two sections; the first is an introduction including topics such as the formation of crystals and chemical reactions of crystals; the second is devoted to the description of various mineral groups including precious stones, hornblende and augitic minerals, felspathic minerals, micaceous minerals, zeolitic minerals, calcareous minerals, and various salts and compounds. The final pages of the book contain twenty-four lithograph plates depicting crystalline structures and mineral forms. The first two plates are labeled A and B and the remaining plates are numbered I through XXII. The plates are hand-colored, using metallic finishes to create a lustrous effect.
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Kurr, J. G. (Johann Gottlob). “Plate I: Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby, Chrysoberyl, Spinel, Zircon, Hyacinth, Beryl, and Emerald.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/ckqi5m8.
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